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." stay with us right after this. >>> that's going to do it for week 1 of "redskins game plan." join us next sunday for the cowboys game plan. a count down to redskins live from fedex field. don't miss it. we'll see you then. >>> local teams are doing well behind the wheel. u.s. news and world report has ranked washington number one for young drivers. the rankings are based on 11 statistics, including the number of teens with licenses, the number of teen driver deaths and driving safety laws in the state. california and colorado rounded out the top three, maryland was fourth, illinois was fifth. in our region virginia and west virginia were the worst ranking 33rd and 44th respectively. >>> so these days getting a diploma isn't the only thing seniors have to worry about, college prep, dances, photos. how one family is dealing with the cost of just being a high school senior. >> reporter: single mom brenda brown is bracing for her daughter's senior year, not just the events, excitement and memorable moments but just what all that will cost. >> we just have to talk to her about what we can
the montgomery county agriculture farm park -- and those whe bags, those are sandbags, were used as a buffer while these devices were interrupted by the bomb team in case there were shrapnel or other debris that would fly when that was done. everything was detonated and taken care of safely, but it was a tense situation earlier this morning. this actually began as a report of suicide in the apartment of the 400 block of sunnybrook ter race inaithersburg. once inside, though, pice officers saw what they believe to be pipe bombs and other bomb-making materials. they callethe bomb squad, the entire building was evacuated, and that's when the bombs were removed by the special teams. the robots were wearing the full protective gear as they removed the pipe bombs. they were brought to this location where they were disrupted. can you talk a little bit about the threat here? first of all, were these, indeed, real explosive bombs, pipe bombs, and what was the danger to residents of that apartment building? >> definitely bomb-making materials. they obviously were in a pipe omb type of vessel. so havin
that god would want us to do it. the american people do not want the mosque there. and of course, muslims do not want us to burn the koran. the imam has agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. and on saturday, i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> again that florida preacher's plan to burn the koran this weekend is now canceled. more about this coming up on "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast. >>> officials in iran today announce that had one of the three american hike here's have been detained there will be released on september 11. however, the iranian government refused to say which hiker it would be. reporters in iran were informed by text message today that the release would co-inside with the festival that ends the muslim muslim holy month of ramadan. sarah shourd and two bruise arrested near iran. iran had accused them of spying. >>> a business owner in adams morgan is literally picking up the pieces after a driver slammed right into her restaurant entrance. a drive hit two women who happened to be walking by at that time. the p
. >> it was açó busy day. now to a developing story this evening from southeast washingto police tell us an armored truck guard was shot in the eye at a popeye's on malcolm x boulevard. the armor truck driver drove the guard to a local hospital before police arrived at the scene. no word yet on the grd's condition. no arrests have been made. >>> a suicide investigation led to a bomb scare at an apartment complex overnight. the police went to the building in the 400 block of sunnybrook terrace after the suicide was reported and that's when they found three pipe bombs. police ended up detonating the bombs in a field. the apartment complex had to be evacuated during the ordeal. it is not clear w made those bombs. >>> well, it is election-eve in the district and tonight mayor adrian fuente wrapped upthe last full day of campaigning. trying to sway any last of-minute undecided and urging people to get out the vote. tomherwood joins us. >> reporter: fenty is trailing gray in every poll. >> four more years! >> reporter: they're for fenty. >> no more yes! >>eporter: they're for gray. and then th
, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: jay said he wanted to sit down with her this week but she is out of town. d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee is visiting her fute husband, kevin johnson, the mayor of sacramento. her future here at chancellor growing dim. on friday's show, vincent gray that he will talk to rhee next month. said say he will either
. back to you. >> pat collin, thanks, pat. >>> a candidate for u.s. senate struck by an suv while riding her bike. the crash happened over th weekend near prince george's community college. the driver told police she didn't know she had hit anyone. tonight at 5:30, we'll hear from the victim's mother a find out how the motorist didn't know she was dragging the person for several miles. >>> family member say dr. david skoen in good condition and doing better every day. authorities say 50-year-old paul pardus of arlington shothim after the doctor delivered news of his mother's condition. after shooting him, pardus shot a killed his mother before turning the gun on himself. >>> university of maryland community is once again on edge tonight after a sixth armed robbe was reported near the campus. the attacks started in early august. the most recent one happened sunday morning in a parking lot off route 1. egan mcgrath is there with a warning from police. >> reporter: the parking lot is well lit and not exactly off the beaten path. but that did not stop the suspects. early sunday morning, poli
't be swept away by the surf. the mayor spoke to us after one of his daily briefings by the emergency management team. >> the beach is going to be rough. the surf, we are going to see erosion. we are going to keep people out of the surf. beach patrol will be on duty at 5:00. the beach is open. we are restricting access to the surf. we will continue to do it throughout the day and theÑi >> reporter: you are looking live at a kite on the ocean city beach showing the innovation of some of the visitors. if you are given lemons, make lemonade. the mayor says that he believes the storm will be passing by 5:00 tonight. as you can see, the wind and rain returned. we are gettingxd conditions as d as they have been as we are broadcasting to you live on midday news 4 at 11:00. it's the situation here in ocean city. >> looks like a good day for kite flying. i can see a kite flying behind you, chris. >> reporter: they have had a couple out here. you know, we have people enjoying the day, the natural wonder of it all coming out. it's especially good it's not followed by days of cloudiness and rain
is in charge. that area of high pressure is getting a little bit closer to us. temperatures up close to 80 degrees. mid-80s tomorrow. for those of you that just assist on more summer, we have at least a couple more chances for 90-degree days before this week after labor day is done. >> still looks good all in all. >> we like it for now. >> thank you, chuck. >> all right. >> new today, a family in d.c. is facing a terrible loss this morning. an early morning fire burned their home. the two-alarm blazed happened on minnesota avenue northeast. derrick ward joins us live from northeast this morning with the latest. day, i understand the roof caved in because of the fire? >> reporter: indeed, it d. there was no one at home at the time and no one was injured. firefighters remain here as this fire on minnesota area just adjacent to the subway station. it happened almost five hours ago and just stopped smoldering. it was about 4:30 when it started to burn. neighbors were a wanged by faulty electrical service. lines burned and shorted out. neighbors tell us they came out and they were met by intens
in potomac in a community that's lost power with every storm. tracy wilkins tells us they are considering desperate measures. >> we have definitely seen worse weather than what we have had today, but for folks in river falls it doesn't seem to take much more than tis tonock out power. >> this year in particular has been very bad. there's always been power outages you wouldn't expect in this neighborhood. > reporter: now with light rain, no power again. but since so many of the homes of the community are on separate grids it's not a problem for everyone, just the same people over and over agai >> i have a 10-year-old afraid to be in the house when it rains by himself because he assume the power will go out. >> reporter: even with underground lines neighbors say the power outages persisted. now they have started a community listserv online. the main topic of discussion by more than two dozen families, where to get a good generator. some are considering purchasing them in bulk to cut down on costs. >> it's probably a list of 15 to 20 people looking to spend, i would guesstimate roughly $5,00
into what caused it. now the latest on this. >> the use of this fire remains under investigation. while there's been lots of speculation about what caused it go we're still awaiting word from investigators about what caused the fire. meanwhile, what is known is that a lot of homes, a lot of lives have been disrupted by this. and there is an outpouring of support moral and otherwise for those lives were changed. across the street, vinyl siding and a cable box melted from the extreme heat. it started in about 3:00 p.m. thursday. smoke could be sen for miles. concern for flooding flames will will for block. >> they did move us a block up the road. we just live right up the street and debris was flying into our yard. >> reporter: there was a challenge for firefighters. the home were close together. >> access was somewhat limited. and our fire an rat us is rather large, trying to place that in a most advantageous situation. >> reporter: the fire was eventually put down. the aftermath proved too much for one homeowner. >> just to maybe -- terrible. >> when they were building them, i said thes
of the afternoon. most of us will stay completely dry. there have been a few random rain drops in the panhandle of west virginia and far southern pennsylvania. but on thehole good weather for today. no rain threat for the redskins and the texans. >> good to hear it. thanks, chuck. >>> in our headlines now after almost five months there appears to be good newsfrom the gulf. the deepwater horizon well is almost officially closed. scientists confirm theractured rig is sealed off forever. the end of the leak doesn't mean the end of major problems in the gulf. nbc's jay gray has more now from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: the final pressure test should be over now but there's still no word on sults or if the well has been officially killed. in the final hours on the primary relief well after pumping in 74 barrels of cement and making sure it was set there was a sense of confidence and pride. >> the fact that it has done so much damage, the fact that we were able to help solve and fix something that so many people wanted and needed it. >> reporter: but sealing the well won't solve the problem so ma
control. they are putting out the hot spots right now. >> we lost you there, joe. can you hear us? >> can you hear me? >> now we can. can you tell us how many home we damaged and destroyed there? if anyone was home, did you ever have to evacuate the area? >> whad two homes that are completely destroyed and there are seven home that are damaged from the fire. there were people home. there were 180 evacuations. >> any indication how this fire started or in which unit it started? >> it started in 8355. the fire marshal's offe is investigating it. >> joe robertson, thank you for taking time wh us. again this story unfolding in manassas right now. seven damaged, two destroyed. these are very large town homes. >>> there was a big break in a high profile murder. a teenager is behind bars accused of killing a college student. riding his bike diploma work. the suspect is making his first court appearance to face charges pat collins is live with the latest. >> reporter: the suspect identified is eric forman. just turn 17. he was 16t the time of the murder. he's been charged as an adult. according t
was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. doug is among 17 top trors who wanted craigslist to stop kaufrg what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >>reporter: there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers on site. montgomery coun montgomery county firefighter met a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. cathy lynn near told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to exploit young victims, this takes at least one out of play. >> it's definitely a step in the right direction. >> reporter: in prince george's county numerous cases have been. >> host are human trafficking or child exploitation involving motels and such stem from craigslist interaction. >> reporter: darcy spenc
within three degrees of our number, 65. no big changes there. the numbers should warm us up into the lower 70s. clouds will linger. but that's fine. we can play baseball with clouds. >> sure. easily. thanks, kim. we'll see you in a bit. after canceling the release of one of the detained american hikers on saturday, a senior iranian prosecutor says the country will release one of them today. iran will release sarah shourd because of health problems. more than a year after she was jailed with two of her friends and accused of spying. shourd was to be released yesterday but it was canceled due to paperwork problems. the other two will remain in custody. >>> we are following a developing story out of baltimore. police issued an alert or an escaped inmate who could be in the washington area. paul palmer faked a medical emergency while being taken to jail. he is charged with attempted murder in a stabbing last month. he could be traveling with a woman in a silver kia spectra. 2008. with a maryland tag number 1 ewb 10. if you know anything about this case you're urged to call 911.
just ahead. first, a quick peek at our forecast. kim martucci joins us now. finally we have a wet half to the weekend. >> we do. we needed this rain. we have been talking a six-inch plus rain fef sit. something is better than nothing. it should be out of here in time for tailgating and the game later number evening. we have 64 and at reagan international. the main band of rain coming through. it started through the overnight. a lot of tailgaters should be good as you get a head start over there. 64 is the temp. we'll take you to 73 with cloudy skies this afternoon. the drying trend is tee. >> all right. nats and redskins. >>> we are following a developing story out of baltimore. police issued an alert or an escaped inmate who could be in the washington area. paul palmer faked a medical emergency while being taken to jail. he is charged with attempted murder in a stabbing last month. he could be traveling with a woman in a silver kia spectra. if you know anything about this case you're urged to call 911. >>> after the release of an american hiker on saturday, a senior iranian prosecutor
again. >>> thanks for joining us, i'm eun yang. >> joe krebs is off on this friday, september 10th, 2010. it's a clear friday morning in the nation's capital and feeling a whole lot like fall. >> why don't we call it fall then. let's go for it. >> even if it's not official. >> good morning, i'm tom kierein, 61 at national airport. that's the coolest morning we've had all summer ever since last spring. and it's only near 60 in prince george's county. farther to the west and north, fairfax and montgomery, it is only near 50 around the blue ridge. and as well away from the waters on the eastern shore, in the low 40s. this is all due to high pressure coming down from southern canada all the way to the atlantic seaboard and that will be with us here at the time and tomorrow. and we'll have highs in the 70s both days and 50s in the morning. clouding up saturday late afternoon and evening. rain likely after saturday midnight drying out in time for the big game sunday night. eric thomas, how's our friday traffic? >> seeing growing volume. you can see the brake lights 270 southbound at 109. still
a month ago and now h seems to be doing it within a matter of days. that concerns us. >> reporter: in each case the robber brandishes a knife, grabs cash from the register, and runs away. >> establishments seem to be centered around route 28. so anyone who shops or does business on route 28, we ask you to keep your eyes and ears open. call us if you see anything unusual. >> reporter: so far no one has been injuredn any of these robberies but police are concerned that the suspect could become violent. if you have any information or recognize the person in the surveillan video, you're asked to call police in loudoun or fairfax county. in ashburn, darcy spencer, news 4. >>> after almost five months there appears to an end in sight with bp's blownout oil well. we're taking a look. crews are pumping in cement to seal the well from the bought a.m. and officials say that has hardened just fine. pressure and weight test is all that's needed to be sure it's permanently closed. an announcement is expected to come today. >> the picture from underwater hasn't always been perfect but it's been interes
. nbc's miguel almaguer is on the scene. miguel, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. at least 75 people were rushed to the hospital overnight, some of them injured critically. we know at least one person is dead, although that number may rise. some 53 homes were completely destroyed. more than 100 others damaged. it's believed the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line. and as one witness said here, they described the scene as "hell on earth." the explosion ripped through san bruno just before 7:00 local time, the dinner hour in this suburb just south of san francisco. a blast so violent, some thought it was an earthquake, or worse, a jetliner crash. it was neither. >> i went out and seen this big fireball. first thing i thought was, oh, god, something went up, and it was intense with flames. >> reporter: a monster, gas-fed fireball with flames shooting as high as 100 feet into the air was burning so hot, it obscured everything around it. asphalt melted, windows shattered, the sky turned black and the sound, what witnesses describe as a roaring and a g
. hewent to school at catholic useful neil godleski, gunned down august 22nd near sherman circle in northwest. it happened sometimefter midnight as mr. godleski was riding his bike home from his restaurant job. darrell brown was a co-worker and friend. >> i've still got tears in my eyes. it is ahame how it happened like this. >> he was good heaed. it i a shame that it happened like this. i'm glad justice was served. >> reporter: the parents of neil godleski are in town for a memorial service them met with the police chief yesterday. keith jarll is a communicate activist who lives on sherman circle. he talked to the godleski family about the arrest. >> the family is still very distraught. this is a small family. there aren't a lot of them. and this has broken them and been very difficult on them. she said they were very thankful that an arrest had been made. >> reporter: sources say, the same gun that killed neil godleski was used to shoot a 15-year-old on illinois avenue earlier that same day. a juvenile has been arrested in connection with that shooting. it appears that the gun
, refreshing start to your workweek. now tom kierein joins us to tell us th kind of day we'll have. >> this morning we are morning. and this monday we're starting off thankfully with no weather to mourn. we have a dry sky this morning. we really do need some rain. right now it's in the 60s throughout most of the region, shenandoah valley, arngton, fairfax, mid-60s. near 70 in washington near the bay waters. mountains, chilly morning, near 50, much of west virginia and western maryland. and we have a few clouds drifting in from the north and west that will be with us this morning. otherwise, lots of sunshine today. we'll have afternoon highs climbing to near 80 degrees. we have low humidity and northwest breeze 20 miles per hour. overnight it will be clear and chilly, in fact. in the 40s throughout much of the region. afternoon highs intothe upper 70s with bright sun on tuesday. wednesday, increasing clouds and warming up into the upper 80s. and then moisture wednesday night, thursday, may bring us passing showers with highs, again, hot on thursday, in the upper 80s. morning lows ne
, in some cases, are surpassing us, especially in math and science. >> reporter: the president kicked off the education nation summifrom the white house and included a go of recruit iing ience, technology, english and math teachers. policy makers and teachers discussed ways to fix a system that's failing too many kids. >> status quo isn't good enough. >> reporter: and not good enough for parents like cynthia williams. she became an edution advocate 20 years ago when her ildren began school. >> my kids didn't get the best education. now i know by the time they got to college, remedial courses. theyhad to take remedial courses. >> reporter: from school policy hurdles to teacher troubles. unions ce under trouble for negotiating contcts that make it difficult or virtually impossible to fire poor performing teachers. new jersey's governor says students continue to pay the price if unions don't look for compromise. >> until they come along either willingly or being dragged along this isn't going to change. >> reporter: call for innovation and renewed dedication to give students a better path to
their voters. tom sherwood joins us with more. >> there was one unusual moment. that's when the mother of a former mayor got into the act. >> reporter: what was your view of the questions? >> reporter: at wtop rodeo friday, fenty and gray passed each other in the newsroom disagreeing the school chancellor michelle rhee, gray won't say whether he would keep the leader. >> i want to sit down with her after the primary so we can get a sense of where she is and where i am and what the chemistry will be. >> reporter: and fenty again stated he's made a mistake by not reaching out to more citizens. >> spending so much time. absolutely getting things done. focusing on results. that's been, you know, both my legacy as mayor and maybe a little bit of my albatross. >> reporter: at a later candidate forum in georgetown, fenty was acknowledging support from anderson williams when he was interrupted by a woman in the audience. >> we're talking about williams. i'm very glad to have his support and endorsement. when mayor williams introduced chancellor -- >> can you ask people not to interrupt? >> the
for the tailgaters. it's going to be a nice night night for a game. we have a fantastic week ahead of us. let's show you what's happening outside right now. we did see the rain across the area, but that did not stop a lot of people from coming down to the adams morgan day festival. look at all the people in the way there of rain. i'm not sure if this is the electric slide or what they were doing there. now look at this. look at the food down there as well. i would have liked to have gone there today. now partly to mostly cloudy skies. we'll see these to the east of the d.c. area. temperatures got up to 73 degrees. it's currently 70 degrees. nothing to show on the radar. most of the rain or actually all of the rain is now out of here. it has pushed well east. we're seeing clearing west of the district. to the east we're looking at cloud cover. to the west we're looking at nice temperatures and sunshine. look at winchester at 77. where we still have the clouds, 64 in annapolis and 66 in leonard town as well. redskins against the cowboys. partly cloudy, light winds achl great night for football. temper
would be use by extremists to incite violence. jones is standing by plans to protest the september 1 #th attacks by leading his congregation in gainesville, florida, in burning copies of the koran this saturday. the ninth anniversary of the attacks. >> we still feel that we must send a clear message to radical islam. >> reporter: protests in afghanistan included burning posters with jones' image on it and strong words from an interfaith group that included fellow evangelical christians. >> to those who do this, you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> reporter: what is unfolding in florida is a far cry what heart song church in tennessee is doing. >> we love jesus. he says to love our neighbors. >> they are left-handing space as they complete a new islamic center. >> a state department spokesperson called the florida pastor's plan to burn the koran on 9/11 un-american. >>> it can be an uphill fight for incumbents and democrats hoping to remain in control. 61% of those surveyed people the country is headed in the wrong direction. 65% described the country as being in a state of
today," plugged up. the blown-out bp well that caused thelarges oil spill in u.s. history is finally declared dead. >>> home sweet home. an american hiker jailed in iran for more than a year speaks out. >>> and house arrest. actor randy quaid and his wife in hot water again. actor randy quaid and his wife in hot water again. this time, accused of sqtting. captions paid for by nbc-universalelevision >>> hello and gd morning, i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with mission finally accomplished. bp says a permanent al is now in place on its blown-out well at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. however, killing the catastrophic well off is a bittereet victory for gulf coast residents, who fear they'll be battling the effects of the nation's worst environmental disaster for years to come. nbc's jay greg has our report. >> reporter: it began april 20th with a massive fireball and deadly flames cutting through the nigh air. as the deepwater horizon rig exploded, then collapsed, 11 lives were lost. and oil began to seep into the gulf, the start of the worst spill in u.s. history. no
are drifting west-northwest. those will be with us thi morning from time to time. otherwise, just quite a bit of sunshine on tap. we will have a mild afternoon. mid-80s sunday afternoon. today should mke it to around 80 degrees wth low humidity and a bit of a breeze north and west. overnight should be clear. chilly tomorrow morning. only in the 40s to near 50 degrees in much of the region. mid-50s in the city. near 80 tomorrow with bright sun. wednesday night and into thursday midday there's a chance of a passing shower. warmer, into the 80s. traffi for monday morning, how is it looking? >> good morning to you. good morning, everyone. live pictures of the 95 corridor. you should find the las open. there had been ovnight road work on the southbound side. let's pop out over to montgomery county. fir check of the morning, i-270 spur. southbound traffic northbound so far very quiet. let's hope it stays that way. >> indeed, jerry, thanks very much. >>> the university of maryland is on edge again after anoth robbery just off campus. it happened ear sunday morning in the parking lot of the college p
more than 40 american citizens or illegal residents wrls charged in cases in the u.s. and elsewhere. >>> recent attacks around the university of maryland are promming authorities to step up their patrols this weekend. prince george's county police say there have been at least five robberies in the campus area over the last three week. three students reportedly were beaten and robbed last weekend. robberies were also reported on monday within minutes of each other. the university's police chief said he may form a internal task force to focus on this problem. >>> police in prince george's county would like some help in their effort to identify a man who robbed three people at an atm. all three robberies happened at the chevy chase bank. that bank is located in the east gate shopping center. police stay man walked up to his victims right after they with drew money and pointed a gun at them, demanded him money and ran away. the robberies happened in june and july between the hours of 9:30 and 11:00 at night. >>> families in prince william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the
transportation officials are hoping two new ramps will be a welcome change for commuters who use the wilson bridge. >>> and this morning, redskins' coaches will be studying just went wrong in st. louis after a loss to the rams. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara rrison. it's monday, september 27th, 2010. and we begin this morng with the much-needed rain and the possibility of some storms later today. tom kierein is here now with the forecast. tom? >> yeah. came in yesterday. we've had some occasional showers since then. and this morning, we did get a bit of a respite in the last hour or so, but now more rain is beginning to return. as we look a the radar in the last three hours, one wave of rain came early this morning in pennsylvania, but here comes another wave moving in. there's one are of very heavy rain crossing into central montgomery county heading to the north rapidly and continuing to move awa you see the light and dark blue, that is some light rain that stretches across much of virginia now, the panhandle of we
for joining us for news 4 today. >>> good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> welcome to news 4 today for this monday, september 13th, 2010. >>> welcome back. nice to have you. >> thank you. >> tom has the forecast for us. another nice workweek for us. >> starting off with a little fog. may cause problems this morning. the fog has thickened and reduced visibilities in many locations mainly west of interstate 95. a few locations in southern maryland the fog has thickened up. 64 in washington. away from the waters it's just near 60. 50s generally elsewhere in prince george's, arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties. dulles, quarter minl. culpepper half a mile. la plata to under a mile. now they're back up and go. zero visibility in martinsburg, hagersto hagerstown. chilly morning in the 40s in the valley. fog western maryland, west virginia. over the fog the sky is beginning to clear out. as the day progresses the fog will dissipate. increasing sunshine. mostly sunny for the primary election day tomorrow. on wednesday, again, up near 80 with sunshine, low humidity. could get more much needed rain on th
of adams morgan. and on this mild evening, there were a lot of people out and about. john shriffen joins us with the story. john? >> reporter: well, doreen, as you said, a lot of people out here. a wild scene now just south of adams morgan as a beautiful night turned into tragedy. i want you to look at the scene now. you can see this white car resting in the window of this restaurant. you can see glass and debris just laying on the ground from the impact. witnesses say the female driver of this white car came zooming down 18th street, slammed into two pedestrians on the sidewalk. some of them flying into the air. now, one of those pedestrians is in the hospital fighting for her life. >> i mean, it's surreal. it's not something you want to witness at all. >> reporter: witnesses on florida navy enjoying dinner were horrified to see this white car barrel down the street, plow through two pedestrians and smashed into the front of the karen restaurant. >> there was another car that was coming -- either turning up 18th and making a right or was coming across florida avenue. and it looked like she
. that includes continental, delta, jet blue, southwest, united, u.s. airways and air tran. they have a policy for waving fees for hurricane-related fees. most will be able to rebook or earn credits for future travel. you should check with your specific airline if you have questions. >>> amtrak has canceled all trains between new york and boston. it says there is electrical system damage from a tree faug outside a company property in connecticut. amtrak is also canceling as a precaution for the severe weather expected this evening from hurricane earl. while passenger were who have were on the trains earlier were taken back to their respective stations, right now there are no issues with amtrak trains in washington. >>> and people in new england have been preparing for a rough time with hurricane earl. our live team coverage continues with eric fisher in chatham, massachusetts. hello, eric. >> hello there. good evening. we've seen some changes here over the last couple days. beautiful sunshine. about 24 hours ago. now it is cloudy. the surf starting to build up. this is a little deceiving becau
. and althrow taliban forces claimed to have shot down that black hawk helicopter, the u.s. defense officials said the crash appears to be the result of an know. of the 12 people on board, two other americans and one afghan did survive. >> jane watrel, thanyou. >>> we've had some severe storms in the area this afternoon. they seem to be settling down. doug kammerer joins with us the latest. >> settling down in a big way. that's the good news. earlier today we did see a strong to severe thunderstorm making its way through loudoun county into montgomery and rthern fairfax county. for the most part, those storms are gone. the only storm we have are down into spotsylvania county andot even storm here. they were severe into part of orange county but since they've moved to the east, they are dying down. we still have a severe thunderstorm watch that is in effect for the entire area until 10:00 tonight. so there are still a few more storms upstream well to the north and west of the area. when i come back, i'll show what you i think those storm will be doing overnight. right now at 90 degrees. 90 in
and mother nature helping us out. so locations picking up two to three inches of rain already during the day today. you can see cloud cover across the d.c. area now and across the metro area. also just off to the st. we are looking at big time showers and big time heavy rain as well. that rain right now falling just to the west of frederick around hagerstown to morgantown west virginia,. winchester, berriville seeing heavy rain through western portions of louden county. as we widen out, more rain to the south around richmond. that rain will be making its way up to e d.c. area. also areas toward the east overnight tonight. that's where we could see some of the heaviest rain as we move through the night. a flash flood watch through the night tonight into tomorrow morning for all of the area just about. you see it highlighted. we'll see the chance for one to three inches of rain tonight into tomorrow morning. most of that will be localized. don't be surprised to see heavy rain in your area. 9:00 tonight, 11:00 tonight and more rain tomorrow morning around 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. it could be a r
meteorologist kammerer is here to tell us when we will finally see some rain around here. it has been awfully dry. >> very dry. almost three weeks since we have seen rain last in our area and some areas under a severe drought south of the district. the school district about six inches below normal. we do need to see some rain. the good news is i think we will see some rain over the next couple days. not right now. 80 degrees, plenty of sunshine out there. the winds out of the northwest at 15 miles per hour. the gusts upward of 30. the fire threat with all the dry conditions, the fire stlet still fairly high. the live digital doppler showing nothing on the radar screen but i think we will see some rain as we make our way through the next couple days. 78 in sterling. manassas at 79. culpepper, 84, toward maryland, annapolis coming in at 75 degrees. satellite and radar showing nothing but clear skies across the area. a few clouds from time to time. especially to the north of the district. south of there, plenty of sunshine. we will see clear skies all night. a new moon. don't expect to see that.
. first a quick check on our forecast. meteorologist chuck bell is in with us thismorning. already warm out there. >> very warm. it was hot yesterday. crazy hot. 99 degrees yesterday the hottest we've ever been so late in the year. it's not going to be -- >> ever? >> ever. we've never been that high this late in the season before. will not be that hot today but still going to be some ten to 15 degreesarmer than average. outside right now 75 degrees in town. mostly low 70s in many locations. there's a cold front heading in our direction. come here through the day. might kick off a sprinkle or two in the mountains. mperatures up close to 90 degrees for a time this afternoon before some cooler weather arrives for tomorrow. don't forget it's saturday, it's fall. send your college football request to chuck.bell@nbc.com. if you want your team represented you have to let me know who they are. >> i'm sure you'll get the emails. >>> we're following some breaking news this morning out of prince george's county right now where three people have been shot. the shooting happened in the 5,500 block o
services section. today they got results. darcy spencer joins us in the studio now with more on this story. darcie? >> maryland's attorney general told me craigslist needed to take this action. it's a site where kids can trade be baseball cards, you can buy a couch and engauge in prostitution. and that's just wrong. when you go on the popular website craigslist, one feature is now gone, where he used to be able to click on adult services, it now says sensored. >> this is what we asked them to do. this is what we asked them to do. this is not a gray area. craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> craigslist removed the adult services section from the site two weeks after attorneys general from across the country demanded its removal. maryland attorney general is among 17 top prosecutors who wanted craigslist to stop offering an online brothel. >> on craigslist, there were literally women for sale. there was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, look, have you to stop this, this is facilitating a crime. >> reporter: in the metro area,
trip to the beach. >> they asked us to leave. we're going to have cut our vacation short this year. >> to the north there was one day before fun and sun before earl turns his attention there. >> it may very well affect all of cape cod, and the islands off cape cod, extremely gusty winds, high surf and hurricane conditions expected there. the end of long island will get clipped. it's going to be a close call for much of the east coast. >> a preview unfolding in the outer banks tonight. jay gray, nbc news, kill devil hills, north carolina. >> as they say, they're a very close call. we dodged a bullet. i think most of the holiday weekend is going to be okay. i'll show you what to expect for saturday, sunday and monday as well. >> good news. >> it is. >> thanks, doug. >>> while earl makes its way through the mid-atlantic, the most serious concern is for the northeast, specifically as anoted, massachusetts. dozens of emergency personnel from our area left for the cape tonight to provide support. darcy spencer has that story. >> we're excited, aren't we? >> nice boy. >> reporter: victori
in less than two weeks. >>> ahead on "news 4 today." how nasa is using earl as an opportunity to learn things. >> we'll look at the damage earl has caused along the north carolina coast. >>> it's risky business, one store is not open yet and already getting a lot of attention in virginia. >>> a look ahead to the weekend as well as a check of the traffic. stay with u >>> hurricane earl is now pounding the outer banks with heavy rain and strong winds. the radar showing the center of circulation is 50 miles to the southeast of cape hatteras. right now, right at the nags head beach, they just had a gust over 60 miles per hour, getting very heavy rain. it should be raining in ocean city pretty soon. we are getting a few sprinkles around the metro area. light rain in the northern neck of virginia and on the lower eastern shore at this time. we'll have highs climbing out of the 70s where we are now to the upper 80s. maybe a little sun back this afternoon. there is a chance of a passing shower. great weather for the holiday weekend. a look into the next week in 10 minutes. >> ashley, how's tra
to a case of murder. >> he kept an eye on all of us hear. on all of us. he watched our house if we would go away. he would know to check the papers and stuff like that. just a great guy. >> reporter: neighbors say a short time ago the victim lobbied the state government put the speed bump on the road in front of his house. they say some people didn't like the bump. they say david patton who lived up the street really didn't like it. that he would drive past carr's house and honk his horn in protest. june 11th, it escalated. there was an altercation, police say, between car and patton here in an argument. carr charged patton with assault. that was june 11th. july 11th, august 11th, september 11th, the two wre supposed to go to court this thursday. but police say last night patton came to carr's house, wnt inside and shot and kill his accuser. >> neighbors can't get along sometimes. and a silly thing like a speed bump can cause a tragedy like this. it doesn't make any sense, does it? >> reporter: not at all. >> a real sad day for te community. >> reporter: the suspect david patton. 44 years o
. heads up for drivers who use the 14th street bridge. new traffic patternsow in effect the entire left shoulder of theridge is now closed for traffic, coming into the city. there is still one far left lane that will allow cmmuters to exit on to the memorial bridge before the work zone. four lanes turning right will also remain open. d-dot tells us this new parking marks the halfway point for completion of the bridge project. >>> well, let's head to the roads and see how the rush hour is looking this afternoon. >> it's monday and that mean ck to work. how are we rolling? >> reporter: we are starting off with big delays this afternoon. it is a pretty nasty afternoon out there. especially for monday. let take a look at the roadways. capital beltway, goodness gracious. outer loop is inching along, leaving 270 heading do clear past the dulls toll road, into tyson satisfies what we're looking at. the inner loop of the beltway, let's follow it through bethesda. you can see it is jammed up as you make your approach toward old georgetown road toward connecticut avenue. a lile bit ofÑi improvem
freeney with us. now, why were you le to get to e manning the way that you did tonight? >> i think it has a lot to do with what we do every day. it's about training and practice d about the colts who are around here. we geafter quarterbacks is what we do. especially when we get leads. opportunity to make some plays happen. >> eddie: you anrobert mathis are the masters of the sack fumble. you had two tonight. how are you able to take advantage of particularly giants left tackle david diehl? >> i think every time we go after the quarterback, running back, we are trained to go ahead and cause that fumble. i think, you know, probably oginate lawrence taylor on that and i grew up watching him. robert does a great job. whenever we get an opportunity we try to strip the ball. >> eddie: uncharacteristic way to start the season last week with a loss. how important was it for you to come out strong from the start? >> very important. especially a home game. we want to start off the season on a good noit note. obviously, the first game didn't happen. why 16 games and opportunities to prove yourself.
-out. >> al: might as well use it. >> cris: i think the redskins and the cowboys rivalry is back. >> al: i'll say. >> cris: i think mike shanahan is thinking about his year off playing golf and relaxing out there. he said it was kind of boring anyway. you forget even if i have a chance to play golf, everybody else is working. >> al: he said i was able to sit at home and watch games as a fan. which is something he has never been able to do. he played or coach all of his adult life. he had the opportunity. he would be enjoying this one a lot more as a fan sitting on the coach at home than right now. >> cris: the redskins paid a price for their last blitz. they have been playing in a soft zone back around the goal line. probably what you are going to get again. i don't think they want to leave miles austin in one-on-one coverage again. >> cris: they have a lot of confusion. no time-out left. everybody is messed up. they are going the wrong direction. people are asking questions. how can you screw this up after a time-out. >> al: you have austin wide to the left. williams in t
. >> many questions must be answered by all of us whose job it is to protect our people. >> reporter: protection seeps too late for the residents who finally got the all clear to go home. >> we're anxious. when we left i thought we're leaving all of 36 years of memories in the house and i may never see them again. >> reporter: many memories now tainted with up answered questions. >>> hurricane season is kicking back into gear. there are two teams stormed building strength in the ocean. hurricane igor is a category 4 hurricane with winds up to 150 miles per hour. it could reach category 5 status this week. following closely behind is julia. she was just upgraded to a tropical storm this weekend. >>> 5:21. time to take another look at our forecast and we'll start with tom. >> good morning. don't have any problems on this monday morning other than patchy fog. in the mountains this morning where it's a bit cooler we look at the temperatures. it's mid-60s at washington and the pay. weather watchers are checking in through much of the region. we'll have lower humidity moving in. don't, cle
it on to college. the u.s. ranks behind developed countries. about # 44% of marylanders hold college degrees. of of adults hold degrees. only 3%. 44% of ought virginia answerness we will. it would need to grow ery year. >>> the debate continues on the "today" show. matt lauer will sit down with president obama to talk about schools across the country. the exclusive live interview begins at 8:00 a.m. on nbc 4. >>> startedingtoay, new check points farther away during weekdays. signs will be posted alerting riders to the new walking pattern. it is in connection to a shooting earlier this year that ended with the gunman dead. >>> metro riders on the orange line will experience single tracking. between st fls church and west falls church will cause trains to share a track between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this will last until 8th of october. riders should not expect any delays during those hours from the work. >>> a traffic alert for drivers in virginia. new ramps are opening at the telegraph road interchange. a new ramp will be open from inner loop to telegraph ro north. 176b will give access to
to move us forward and the right compassion. >> michael a. jackson has four challengers in the democratic primary. voters will head to the polls tuesday. >>> a couple was found dead in their home last night, and at this point, it looks like they were shot. emergency crews went to the home of claire stout and reginald -- around 6:00 last night. one of the kids found the parents. all three kids were home at the time. the children are now staying with family members. >>> a huge crowd went to the capitol with a message for lawmakers, less government and lower taxes. it was one of several tea party rallies held across the country. events also held in st. louis and sacramento. the theme for today's rally, remember in november. referring, of course, to the group's call to energize fiscal conservatives before this year's midterm elections. >> i'm here for the first time ever in washington. tell the congress and the federal government they have to stop. they have to stop the spending. >> democrats have seven weeks to rally voters. for both parties and voters as well. it's all about the economy. pr
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